The thing we figured out is that it’s actually cheaper, not just better for people, but cheaper to solve homelessness than it is to put on a band-aid.
We’re performing case management for individuals who are homeless, and then housing professionals are also providing case management, but we’re not really talking to one another.
One percent of Camden residents are 30 percent of the costs. This work has been about getting people out of the hospital and keeping them out.
With less than 1,000 days left to end chronic homelessness Barbara Poppe asks, are we doing everything we can do to end chronic homelessness by 2015?
The article calls for the need to fund the National Housing Trust Fund and for “a fundamental shift in housing policy” including funding for Housing First.